Japanese Antiques by Ichiban Oriental and Asian Art

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All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Central Asian : Pre AD 1000 item #1265587 (stock #STDonlyIchi*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,500.00
An interesting large grey schist carving of Mourners at Buddha's funeral - dates from the 2nd/3rd century. This fine piece is mounted safely on a shiny lacquered back board and measures 14" x 7 1/2" x 2 1/2" exclusive of its mounting.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Indian Subcontinent : India : Pre AD 1000 item #436642 (stock #STDYTVAA)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
Stucco Head of Buddha - 71/2" tall plus stand - light very old damage to nose, cheek, one ear, usnisa reattached. The piece measures 13" high including the wooded stand which is wood painted black. The head itself measures 7 1/2" tall and is 4 1/2" wide by 4 1/2" deep. A very beautiful piece that dates from the 3rd/4th century.

The Gandharan Empire was located in what is now largely occupied by North West India, Pakistan and Afghanistan...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Stoneware : Pre 1900 item #1209411 (stock #60onlyIchi**)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,200.00
This is a striking pottery figure in Tzu Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. It portrays a standing man with his arms lightly folded. His hair is shaped into two top knots on the opposite sides of his head. His facial features are outlined in a dark brown - and there is a very tiny black beard just under the center of his lower lip...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Textiles : Pre 1900 item #1265519 (stock #SHLVSDDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,195.00
This very beautiful fukusa has a large embroidered design of the famed "Legend of Takasago" - see footnote. On this piece Jou, the old man, is carrying a rake and a fan - both made from couched gold thread. Uba, the old woman, carries her broom which is also of couched gold thread. Their garments are made from a variety of colored threads - some couched some of free embroidery...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Pre 1920 item #1272014 (stock #SHLVSCC)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$1,195.00
This is a very finely embroidered Fukusa with cloth, silver and couched gold thread on a dark blue silk background. The design shows a woman in fine garments with a small boy or attendant to her right side. Behind the two people is a fence with gold post tops and there are large green leaves similar to those of a palm tree above and behind the fence. The attendant is holding a tray with three cone shaped objects on it - we have no idea what those might be...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pre AD 1000 item #1241384 (stock #46DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
Armoire
This remarkable 2000+ year old bronze belt hook has its slender shaft inlaid with a copper/gold alloy design forming two facing chilong dragons and several scrolls surrounding the chilongs. The eyes if the chilongs are executed in inlaid silver. The belt hook measures 9 7/8" long by 1 3/16" wide at its widest and 1" high at the top of the curve - it weighs 310 grams (11 oz). We date it to be as early as the Warring States Period (480-222 BC) to the Han dynasty ((206 BC -280 AD)...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1910 item #1131410 (stock #HrthShlvsDDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$895.00
This very handsome Hirado vase features a nice uncluttered design of butterflies done in underglaze Hirado blue. These are surrounded by a number of delicate relief mums all over the vase – a total of six mums and their attached leaves have been applied to the vase – two on the tall narrow neck and four on the sides.

The base of the globular lower half of the vase has a geometric nishidike design in the same underglaze Hirado blue...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #1324155 (stock #WhtShlvsDDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is a very rare small pottery figure from the Sawankhalok potters of the 14th-16th century. It depicts a seated man holding a chicken in his lap. The top 60% of the piece is glazed in a muted celadon - the lower 40 % part and the base are unglazed.

The best known of all traditional Thai ceramics are those from Sukhothai and Sawankhalok. Sukhothai wares were generally treated with a creamy white slip and decorated in black with an opaque or greenish glaze...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Enamel : Pre 1900 item #1259706 (stock #63onlyIchi*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$795.00
This is an early Meiji Japanese footed sake cup washer done all over in early Japanese cloisonne standard technique. We date it to the period of 1870-1890 as that was when these more pitted examples of Japan were the standard before they learned how to refine their pieces with high polish and large areas of open space background...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Wood : Pre 1920 item #1170004 (stock #BOXonlyIchi*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$695.00
This remarkable bamboo crane has the entire length of the cane carved with a large variety of figures. The top is a whorl that shows fine patina and an old leather carrying loop. The cane’s wonderful deep brown patina has led us to date the cane to the late Meiji period, circa 1880s-1910. The cane is intricately carved down the entire length of the piece. The carvings include (starting from the top) - A Hannya Mask– A Samurai – The Head of Hotei – A Peasant Woman - and an unknown mask...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #457836 (stock #PRgg)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is an interesting woodblock print by Toyokuni III (Kunisada - (1786-1864) entitled "The Priest Karukaya with the Boy Ishidomaru". This is a genuine Ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print on mulberry paper with natural colored inks that was made by Toyokuni III in the late Edo period, 1856. It carries an Aratame censor seal and is oban size – approximately 15" by 10". Very good registration and color – some old wormage holes on the right side under the mat. Archive mounted with only the top ma...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Chinese : Pottery : Pre 1900 item #1232374 (stock #60DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$595.00
This is a pair of pottery figures in Tz'u- Chou (Cizhou) ceramic with a tan glaze and dark brown and black highlights. They portray two standing boys (or men) with their arms held in front of their body and their finger tips touching. Their hair is shaped into two top knots on the opposite sides of their heads. The facial features are outlined in a dark brown as are their tall boots. The pieces each measure 11 1/4" tall by 3 " wide by 2 1/4" deep.

There are some few brown overglaze f...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Netsuke and Related : Pre 1900 item #1256874 (stock #NetsBB)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a fine old wooden netsuke with a shi shi family. The two parents sit on a pedestal – and, at their feet- is a small pup lying down with the two parents each having a foot on the pup. The netsuke is very well carved with excellent detail. We believe the wood to be boxwood. It has excellent patina from years of use. We date to the late Edo-early Meiji period, circa 1850-1880s.

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Woodblock Prints : Pre 1900 item #548655 (stock #PR)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
A colorful Japanese print of two samurai - or possibly a samurai and emperor - in an oval reserve – artist unknown – 13 ½” x 9” – right and left margins trimmed - very light toning - sharp registration -good bleedthrough to the back. Extensive Kanji calligraphy on reverse – mid Meiji, circa 1875-1900.
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Ancient World : Roman : Sculpture : Pre AD 1000 item #1076636 (stock #39gg*)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This hollow full round Etruscan head is of a young man with a slight smile to his expression – probably a votive head. It is made of terra cotta. The head is well worn from the centuries, yet still has enough detail to get a good feel for the face and excellent detail to the hair. There are faint traces of polychrome paint remaining in a couple of area. The head measures 2 7/8" high by 2" wide by 2 1/2" deep. When mounted on its custom stand, the piece is 6 1/2" high.

The Etruscans r...

All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Metalwork : Pre 1900 item #1286133 (stock #40DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$495.00
This is a most unusual hand mirror. The majority of those we have owned over the years were made of solid bronze. This one appears to have been made with an alloy containing silver and bronze. It measures 4.9"" in diameter and is .7" thick. It weighs a heavy 29 ounces - 1.8 pounds - 830 grams. The top of the mirror has a very intricate and extremely well executed in deep relief. It is in excellent condition with no breaks or cracks - just a small amount of verdigris has formed. We date the mir...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Japanese : Porcelain : Pre 1900 item #783460 (stock #65BB)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is a rather unusual small dish done in the style of Chinese Kraak ceramics. This Kraak porcelain dish is a Japanese version of Chinese Kraak porcelain. The history of Kraak ceramics in various aspects of the designs that can be seen in the standard reference book – “Kraak Porcelain - A Moment in the History of Trade” by Maura Rinaldi, Bamboo Publishing Ltd, London, 1989. The center of the dish features a design similar to that on page 203, bottom left – A bird on a rock in a surroun...
All Items : Antiques : Regional Art : Asian : Southeast Asian : Ceramics : Pre 1800 item #923175 (stock #56DDD)
Ichiban Japanese and Oriental Antiques
$395.00
This is an early and simple Vietnamese low bowl with a pale tannish celadon glaze with a crackle finish. The top and the bottom of the bowl are glazed, but the interior of the footed rim has some glaze drips but is primarily unglazed natural clay. The glaze tended to run unevenly in some areas, making for an unusual pattern. It has an interesting rim that is wider than one would expect and has a dip surrounding it. The bowl measures 7 7/8" diameter and is 1 3/8" deep. It is in excellent conditio...